Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin

Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin is a doctoral student at Princeton University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is mainly interested in how to verify and reconstruct the fissile material production program of a country with scientific tools. To that end, he is developing innovative methods that use isotopic analysis from nuclear reactors to gain information on their past operation (nuclear archeology) and is designing an open source software that can follow the isotopic evolution in time of fissile materials. Julien also studies security questions related to civil and military nuclear programs in the Far East. He holds an Msc in nuclear engineering from China’s Tsinghua University (2014), an Msc from France’s engineering school Centrale Marseille (2014) and a MA from Princeton University (2016).

Forthcoming Publications and Working Papers

Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin, Malte Göttsche, Alexander Glaser, Nuclear Archaeology to Distinguish Plutonium and Tritium Production Mode in Heavy Water Reactors, in preparation.

Publications

Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin, Malte Göttsche, Alexander Glaser, Nuclear Archaeology to Distinguish Different Plutonium and Other Isotope Production Modes, 58th Annual INMM Meeting, July 17-21, 2017, Indian Wells, California.

Malte Göttsche, Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin, Holger Tietze-Jaensch, Examining Reprocessing Waste to Help Estimate Past Plutonium Production, 58th Annual INMM Meeting, July 17-21, 2017, Indian Wells, California.

Julien de Troullioud de Lanversin, Alexander Glaser, Malte Göttsche, Toward an Open-source Neutronics Code for Circulating-fuel Reactors, 25th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering ICONE25, July 2-6, 2017, Shanghai.

Talks & Presentations

Nuclear Detective, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Research Day, September 15,  2017.

Interview on WPRB radio in the show “These Vibes Are Too Cosmic” on Nuclear Energy, Arms Control and Nuclear Archaeology, October 18, 2016.
10/18/16 WPRB Pledge Drive Show feat. Julien de Lanversin on nuclear energy and science + Ingrid Ockert on Marie Curie and the discovery of radioactivity

Nuclear Warhead Authentication: The Template Approach, 27th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, Nagazaki, Japan, 2015.

Plutonium and Nuclear Terrorism, 25th International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, Segni, Italy, 2013.